You may have tried Kombucha tea at a friend’s house or in a restaurant and want to take a stab at making your own. Conversely, maybe you have never tried this beverage but have heard friends touting its health benefits and taste. Kombucha is a fermented tea that can be sweet or tart, depending on the kind of brew used. It is probiotic, meaning it contains “good” bacteria that promote gut health and can aid the digestive system. This drink is part of a health trend, but it has been used for nourishment and health enhancement for millennia.
The process of producing the tea can seem complicated at first, but it can be simple once you get the hang of it. Many people may try the tea ready-made and be curious about the process of brewing the tea. With a few basic ingredients, instructions for preparation and the right storage and preparation method, you can create a Kombucha starter at home or use starters that are commercially prepared. There are also kits that allow you to create this beverage with certain flavors. It is worth finding out more about this drink because it is tasty and promotes general health.
1. What is Kombucha?
Kombucha tea is a fermented, probiotic tea that has nutrients and numerous health benefits. It is made from a Scoby or a combination of sugar, tea, vinegar, and water. The tea can be made from scratch with an original starter or can be created from a starter from another batch. Some people drink Kombucha for its sweetness, fizziness, and rich flavor, but it is also enjoyed for its health benefits. It contains B vitamins and provides yeasts and healthy bacteria that promote general health. Consuming this bacteria can help aid your digestive system, boost immunity and prevent illness.